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Your future at RGU

You can be confident in your university choice when you study at RGU. Get ready to gain the knowledge, skills and connections to thrive in the future.

Why RGU?

There are a number of reasons why we think you should apply to RGU.

Teaching & Learning​

  • We are one of the UK's top 10 universities for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022, excluding colleges, small, specialist and private providers), and pride ourselves on our student-centred approach, and inclusive and welcoming learning environment.
  • Our academics are leaders in their own field and bring a wealth of experience and practical advice.
  • Many of our courses are recognised and accredited by some of the world’s top professional and industry associations.

Student Experience

  • You will be learning in purpose-built, modern facilities at our £120 million riverside campus. See for yourself and check us out on Instagram - @RobertGordonUni!
  • We support our students to stay active and well by offering free gym memberships for the duration of their studies.
  • Our university accommodation sites are in great locations across the City, offer great value for money as well as the perfect way to meet new friends and start your exciting university experience.

Student Support

  • We are 2nd in Scotland for learning opportunities and learning community (National Student Survey 2022), which demonstrates that we provide a high quality learning experience for our students, where we to continually enhance our curriculum in response to students’ needs.
  • We have heavily invested in our support networks both on and off campus to make the experience of studying at RGU the best it can possibly be. From exam preparation to counselling, disability support to career plans, we have the expertise to help you.
  • If you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study.
  • Our students are at the heart of everything we do and with cost-of-living pressures, we have implemented a series of new initiatives from providing a free breakfast every Tuesday to having a range of funding options available

Graduate Employability

  • 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK* for employability and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2022, *excluding small, specialist institutions).
  • 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the Graduate Employment Rate measure (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).

Why Aberdeen?

The real question is – why not Aberdeen? It is the happiest city in the UK to live and work in (Shawbrook Bank 2021) and has only half the annual rainfall of Miami! Aberdeen is the most affordable city in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2022) and third largest city in Scotland, celebrated for its proximity to the sea and its famous sparkling architecture. Students in Aberdeen can enjoy famous food and drink, buzzing festivals and events, a vibrant nightlife scene, thrilling outdoor activities and relaxing parks and gardens. Our energetic city is surrounded by Aberdeenshire meaning you can quickly venture into our majestic countryside and along our spectacular coastline. In between your studies you can also visit epic castles and film famous locations, go on even more exhilarating outdoor adventures and discover our famous Royal connections.   

Do you know that Aberdeen is less than 3 hours from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness? And is globally connected through Aberdeen International Airport. Your Aberdeen student adventure starts right here!

What our students say

From day one, there was great emphasis on practical, every day skills which really prepared me for the workplace. The third year placement was a particular highlight which allowed me to refine those skills and make key contacts which led to my first graduate job.
Ben Philip , Journalism Graduate and BBC Scotland News Journalist
I’m really enjoying my time at RGU! I’ve made the closest friends, I’ve joined lots of clubs. It opens up the world for you.
Monique Uri , Food, Nutrition and Human Health Student
The lecturers are approachable and want to see students succeed, and the lab facilities are excellent! The emphasis on practical assessments is a great way to set students up for future success.
Jessica McGowan , Computing – Application Software Development Graduate

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Any questions?

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Student Admissions Service or why not contact a student or staff member via our contact a student platform:

Our courses

Our courses are demand-driven, innovative, diverse and will prepare you for the world of work. We offer highly ranked courses across a wide range of subject areas, so you can be confident to find a course to suit your interests and career ambitions.

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